nuits de la villa conférences

The Boghossian Foundation is organising a night of debates on Europe, the East and the world, a journey of ideas and exchanges on international and strategic news through three key lectures.

Moderated by Gaïdz Minassian, journalist at Le Monde, this exceptional evening brings together three prestigious panels: Sven Biscop, Pierre Haroche and Thomas Lindemann open the evening by launching reflections on Europe’s strategic capacities to better decipher the complex world of the 21st century. In what global space are we evolving? What are the political stakes?

Then, with Mario Telò, Hamit Bozarslan, and Alexandra Goujon, the debate will focus on Europe’s strategic steps in the context of exchanges between the Old Continent and the four areas of tension: the Black Sea with the Ukrainian crisis, Africa with the terrorist threat in the Sahel, the Middle East with ceaseless wars (Syria, Iraq, Yemen) and India-Pacific with local tensions of global resonances.

This overview of international news ends with a third panel featuring Antoine Bondaz, Tatiana Kastouéva-Jean and Clément Therme; three insights into the future of Europe in a polycentric world where China, Russia and Iran play a major role in peace or war, stability or instability and security or insecurity for Europe and Europeans.

  • Can strategic Europe project itself to the East?

    Sven Biscop, Pierre Haroche, Thomas Lindemann

    Thursday 12 May  at 6 pm
  • Near East, Africa, Black Sea, India-Pacific, can we talk about a European strategic leadership?

    Mario Telò, Hamit Bozarslan, Alexandra Goujon

    Thursday 12 May  at 8 pm
  • Iran, China, Russia, what future with Europe?

    Pierre Grosser, Isabelle Facon, Clément Therme

    Thursday 12 May  at 10 pm

Sven Biscop is a professor of political science, specialising in strategic issues, Belgian foreign policy and the European Union. European Director of the Global Programme at the Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, a think-tank associated with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is also the author of several books including European Strategy in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2019.

Antoine Bondaz is a researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research and directs the FRS-KF Korea Programme on Security and Diplomacy and the Taiwan Programme on Security and Diplomacy. His research focuses on the foreign and security policy of China and the two Koreas, as well as on strategic issues in East Asia. He has participated in numerous Track 1.5 dialogues with senior Asian officials, including North Koreans, and has been heard by the French National Assembly and Senate, the European Parliament, the OECD, NATO, and the United Nations.

Hamit Bozarslan is a historian and political scientist, specialising in the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire. Director of studies at the EHESS, he focuses his work on a historical sociology of violence and on the history of ideas in contemporary Turkey. He has published Histoire de la Turquie, de l’Empire ottoman à nos jours, Tallandier, 2021, and L’Anti-démocratie au XXIe siècle, Iran, Russie, Turquie, CNRS Editions, 2021 and has just published Le temps des monstres : le monde arabe 2010-2021, La Découverte, 2022.

Alexandra Goujon is a political scientist and lecturer at the University of Burgundy. A specialist of Ukraine and Belarus, she teaches at Sciences Po Paris and examines the political and national transformations in these two countries in relation to the European Neighbourhood Policy. She is the author of several books including L’Ukraine. De l’indépendance à la guerre, Editions Le Cavalier bleu, 2021.

Pierre Haroche is a researcher in European Security at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’École Militaire (IRSEM). A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue d’Ulm, Paris) and a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, his research focuses on the theory of European integration, European defence cooperation and the evolution of European institutions. He contributes to numerous specialised journals, such as Champ de Mars, Journal of European Public Policy, European Security, Politique Européenne.

Tatiana Kastouéva-Jean is the director of the Russia/NEI Centre since 2014. She graduated from Ekaterinburg State University and completed the Franco-Russian Master’s degree in international relations at Sciences-Po/Mgimo in Moscow. She also obtained a DEA in international relations at the University of Marne-la-Vallée. She directs the trilingual electronic collection Russia.Nei.Visions.

Thomas Lindemann is Professor of Political Science at the Centre de recherche Versailles Saint-Quentin institutions publiques. A specialist in war and peace, the sociology of violence and theories of international relations, Thomas Lindemann also works on constructivism, the origins of war and the philosophy of recognition. He has published numerous articles in scientific journals such as the Revue Française de Science Politique, Critique Internationale, Politique Internationale Comparée and Raisons Politiques.

Mario Telò is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he is President Emeritus of the Institute of European Studies. He has taught in several universities throughout Europe, Asia and America. Since 2006, he is a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium, where he teaches the evolution of European institutions and comparative regionalism. He is also the author of dozens of books, including The Place of Europe in the 21st Century World, Royal Academy of Belgium, 2017 and The EU’s Foreign Policy: What Kind of Power and Diplomatic Action?, Routledge, 2013.

Clément Therme is Research Associate at the International Institute of Iranian Studies (Rasanah). He is an associate member of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and works on the strategic issues of Iran. He is the author of several books, including his latest, L’Iran et ses rivaux, entre nation et révolution, Passés Composés, 2020.